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Coronavirus Cases Update

June 26, 2020

Dear Florida Tech community,

I wanted to update you concerning our COVID-19 Fall preparations. Our academic instruction plan continues to be adjusted to ensure flexibility as we resume face-to-face instruction Aug. 17. I remain confident that all necessary steps are being taken to maximize the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff. In fact, the university has purchased 10,000 reusable face coverings that arrived yesterday and will be distributed to employees as well as students arriving this fall.

We are now aware of a total of four confirmed COVID-19 cases within the university community—two staff members and two students. At this time, the cases appear unrelated, and campus safety protocols are being followed. We hope all four will return to full health soon.

I urge everyone to continue following social distancing measures, face covering recommendations, and all CDC health guidelines. Please continue monitoring this page for updates and additional information. I will keep you informed as well.

Sincerely,

T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D.
President & CEO

Florida Tech Safe: Return to Learn

A Message from President McCay

June 19, 2020

Dear Florida Tech community,

Our COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team has been working diligently for months to assess and address what steps Florida Tech should implement to ensure a safe return to face to face instruction for Fall Semester. I am pleased to report that the team has drafted a comprehensive plan that prioritizes student, faculty, and staff health while also maintaining the flexibility that will be required to deal with evolving circumstances.

The university is launching a plan called Florida Tech Safe to help keep everyone healthy. Some of the steps we are taking:

  • Establishing class attendance caps so that we don’t exceed 50% of building capacity
  • Wearing face coverings in places where social distancing cannot be observed
  • Implementing a one student/one bedroom policy for campus housing so students will have more privacy and more personal space and will not have to share a room, unless otherwise requested
  • Health screenings for employees
  • Increasing safety cleanings across all campus facilities
  • Limiting public access to campus and making some areas student-only
  • Setting up classes so that students can continue to attend remotely if the situation calls for it

These are just some of the actions we are taking. For additional information, please review the Florida Tech Safe: Return to Learn Plan.

We take the health and safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff very seriously, and our plans will remain flexible, depending on the situation this fall. Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you in August.

Sincerely,

T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D.
President & CEO